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Career Stats at UM

Career Bests ...

Total Tackles - 13 (at Boston College, 1999)
Solo - 7 (at Boston College, 1999; at West
Virginia, 2000; at Temple, 2000)
Assists - 8 (at Virginia Tech, 2001)
Sacks - 2 (at Temple, 2000)

2001 (Senior): Started Miami's last 30 regular season games… developed big-play ability during his senior season…an effective pass rusher and a strong defender in coverage…finished third on the team in tackles with 68 (35 unassisted)…had five tackles for losses on the season…registered three tackles, including one quarterback sack, in the season opening victory at Penn State…had four tackles and forced a fumble in the shutout victory over Rutgers…had two tackles against Pittsburgh…made one stop in the win over Troy State…had 10 tackles, two for losses, and recovered a fumble in the victory at Florida State…made eight stops in a 45-3 win over West Virginia…had four tackles, including one for a loss, in the 38-0 win over Temple…had nine stops (six solos) in the 18-7 win at Boston College…made eight tackles in the 59-0 win over Syracuse…made seven tackles, including one for a loss, and intercepted a pass against Washington in a 65-7 victory…had a season-high 12 tackles and one quarterback sack in the season-ending victory over Virginia Tech…missed the Rose Bowl game after suffering an infection to his left knee following minor surgery.

2000 (JUNIOR): Ranked fourth on the team with 79 tackles (36 solos) and tied for the team lead in quarterback sacks with four for 24 yards...totaled 11 tackles, one interception and three pass deflections against McNeese State...had eight tackles, four solos, two tackles for loss, one quarterback pressure and two quarterback hurries at Washington...recorded nine tackles at West Virginia, including two tackles for loss...had three tackles in limited action at Rutgers...recorded four tackles, including three solo, against Florida State...had 10 tackles, one for loss, one quarterback hurry and two sacks at Temple... had two tackles and one pass break-up against Louisiana Tech...had nine tackles, broke up a pass and recovered a fumble in the 41-21 win over second-ranked Virginia Tech...posted 10 tackles (three solo) in a 35-7 victory over Pittsburgh...had six tackles (two solos) and forced a fumble in the 26-0 shutout at Syracuse...garnered seven tackles (four solos) in a 52-6 win over Boston College...recorded six tackles (four solos), broke up two passes and had one tackle for loss in Miami's 37-20 win over Florida in the Nokia Sugar Bowl.

1999 (SOPHOMORE): Stepped in and started the final eight games of the season following an injury to Michael Smith…recorded 55 tackles including 28 solo stops…recorded a career-high 13 tackles in Miami's 31-28 win over Boston College…recorded 12 tackles against Virginia Tech…tallied nine tackles for a loss.

1998 (FRESHMAN): One of four true freshmen to play on the Hurricane defense…appeared in all 11 games, registering 19 tackles… credited with nine solo tackles…was the primary back-up to starter Michael Smith at strongside linebacker…tallied five tackles in the season-opening win over East Tennessee State.

HIGH SCHOOL: Mount Pleasant…listed among the Top 100 players in Texas…named Texarkana Player of the Year in 1997…selected Most Valuable Player in East Texas as a senior…earned All-State recognition all three years on the varsity…also named first-team All-District all three seasons on the varsity…assisted his team in winning district championship in 1997…named the state's top sophomore prospect in 1996…regarded as one of Texas's Blue Chip prospects during the 1998 recruiting season…played running back and defensive end as a senior…rushed for 1,250 yards on 200 carries and scored 13 touchdowns during his senior season…also had 146 total tackles, including 15 quarterback sacks, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as a senior…qualified for the state regional tournament as a powerlifter…also lettered in basketball, track and field, powerlifting and tennis…coached in football by Marc McDaniel.

PERSONAL: Born 2/28/80…liberal arts major…full name is Chris James Campbell…chose Miami over Texas A&M and Oklahoma…son of Willie Searcy.

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